Pack your knives DC, Top Chef is coming to town (and other District news)

From DCist

So earlier this week Top Chef wrapped up filming and the crew was seen partying on U Street, then yesterday DCist reports that we have a confirmed airdate: June 16th. Instant gratification! Get excited!!!! In only a month we get to see what Tom Colicchio, Padma’s cleavage, and Bravo TV thinks of DC’s food scene. Okay, okay I am not saying that Padma isn’t smart, but her cleavage makes prominent appearances often on the show and in its marketing, so it must be mentioned:

Padma and "the girls"

Oh and the guest judges were announced…

Sadly, DCspy is not among them, despite my devotion to the show and the wealth of snarky food-related comments I have to offer. However, these people made the cut:

Buzz Aldrin, Nancy Pelosi, White House chef Sam Kass, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), CIA Director Leon Panetta and NBC White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie.

Meh. Well they’ve got the politicos. Not necessarily the most pizzazz’d crew, but there will be a diverse array of power suits to observe. OH, and two of the chef’testants are from DC, Tamesha Warren from the Oval Room and Timothy Dean from Timothy Dean Bistro at National Harbor. Oh please god, have them be likeable.

You can find more about the show on DCist, and once it starts I will probably provide a post or two of commentary. But until then, here is the week’s news:

Great, now smug hipsters with hyphenated last names have their own dating site (Yahoo)

Since the soda tax failed, and the gym tax failed, how about we just tax millionaires? (Washington Post)

Fenty gives certificate of appreciation to leader of anti-gay group, Parents & Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, because of a “clerical error.” Sigh (Washington Blade)

Oh no! Screen on the Green will not happen this summer unless they get more sponsorship. Can anyone spare 80K?



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